I finished the first quarter of my 1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice box a couple of days ago. Today, I begin the next quarter - and to do so I'm going to go through the bottom left stack of packs in the box.
40. Greg Maddux
85. Randy Myers
116. Benito Santiago
256. Dave Stewart
302. Mark Carreon
343. Otis Nixon
358. Checklist: Astros & Padres Trade 12 Players
This is a pretty cool piece of baseball trivia. 12 players were involved in a trade between the Astros and Padres (11 of which were Major League players). You don't see a lot of deals like that.
You Make the Play: 38. Ozzie Smith (Single)
We are now in the top of the second inning. As I said in pack 3 (when I started the game up), we are assuming that the opposing team scores one run per inning. Thus, at the end of 1 inning it was 4-1 us. Ozzie gets us going right away with a lead off single to start the second inning of play.
329. Manny Ramirez
365. Randy Johnson (Checklist)
Admittedly, not the most exciting pack but I had completely forgotten about the 12 man trade. That in and of itself makes this pack worthwhile to me!
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